FERC accepts MISO interconnect deal for 202-MW Iowa wind project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 6 accepted a Nov. 17 filing by the Midcontinent ISO of a Generator Interconnection Agreement with EDF Renewable Development and transmission owner ITC Midwest LLC for a nearly 202-MW wind project.

This project, under queue number J097, is rated at 201.6 MW gross and 200 MW net, with all studies performed at or below these outputs. It is composed of 12 General Electric 1.85-MW wind turbines and 78 GE 2.3-MW wind turbines. It is located in Des Moines County, Iowa.

J097 will connect into ITC Midwest’s new 161-kV Pleasant Grove switching station, to be located approximately 12.6 miles south of Central Iowa Power Cooperative’s Newport substation on the Newport-Denmark 161-kV line. The 26.56 miles long Newport-to-Denmark 161-kV line is jointly-owned by MidAmerican EnergyMuscatine Power and Water and ITC Midwest.

The wind project’s commercial operation target date is Dec. 15, 2015. It is known as the Yellow Springs Windfarm.

A project contact is: Chris Sternhagen, EDF Renewable Energy, 10 NE 2nd Street Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55413, Phone: 612-746-0770, Fax: 612-746-0777, Chris.Sternhagen@edf-re.com.

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